Wandavision episode four “We Interrupt This Program,” finally answered the question on everyone’s mind. Plus, it was a great thirty minutes of TV.
Up until today’s episode, Wandavision mostly took place in a fake sitcom world. We followed Wanda and Vision as they turned into sitcom characters trying to fit in in the real world. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the many hijinks that followed, but I was so confused the whole time. I, like many others, found myself wondering what was going on. Is someone forcing Wanda and Vision to live this way, or is it a construct of Wanda’s imagination. I started off believing the latter, but wasn’t so sure when I watched the third episode. Episode 4 however, led me right back to my original theory.
The Cold Open
This is by far one of the best opening scenes I have ever watched. I was just as confused as the character on screen. It starts outside the sitcom world which was confusing enough, but Geraldine was there. This may be because I haven’t read the comics and know nothing about the Marvel Universe, but I didn’t know who Geraldine actually was. With a quick Google search I put together her identity and the confusion subsided. She is Carol Danver’s, a.k.a Captain Marvel’s, best friend Maria’s daughter Monica. Try saying that ten times fast.
Anyways, we find out she was one of the people vaporized during The Blip. We first meet her in the moment she is blipped back to life and is told her mother died. Later she goes back to work at S.W.O.R.D. and is put on a troubling case. This I was able to follow. Since everyone in the Marvel world is unable to follow simple rules, Monica gets herself sucked into the Wandavision sitcom world. This is where the story gets interesting.
Darcy Enters the Scene
This episode made me so happy, because one of my favorite Marvel characters made her debut. She’s a small character but she’s the best character. Astrophysicist Darcy, from the Thor movies comes to town to figure out where Monica got sucked into. Of course she figures it out, and some of the things that happened in the previous episodes start making sense. It was an agent’s voice Wanda heard through the radio, the creepy beekeeper is also an agent, the person watching Wanda at the end of episode 1 is Darcy and the colorized helicopter is something sent in by Monica.
It’s good to know Darcy is still working with the Avengers in some way. We hadn’t seen her since the second Thor movie, and frankly I was wondering what happened to her. She’s just as funny as ever, I am happy to report. She is just as invested as all of us in the Wandavision sitcom we’ve been watching the past three weeks. Also, she pretty much cracked the case all on her own.
Geraldine Gets The Boot
At the end of episode three, we saw Geraldine/Monica get yeeted from Westview. We assumed it was Wanda kicking her out, but we couldn’t be too sure. At the end of this episode we finally get our answer. Let’s go back to the end of episode three. Geraldine/Monica breaks her cover and asks Wanda about Ultron, and next thing we know, Monica is back in the real world. In this episode, we saw the rest of the conversation, something Darcy is dying to see.
Wanda freaks out at the mention of Ultron. I originally took this as her starting to snap out of whatever spell she’s been put under. That’s not the case though. She quickly gets angry and starts twisting her hands and enacting her powers. With red balls of fury floating on her hands, Wanda tells Geraldine, You’re not my neighbor, and you’re definitely not my friend. You are a stranger and an outsider. And right now, you are trespassing here. And I want you to leave.” This is when Monica is hurled through multiple homes and fences, all the way back to reality.
There is now no question as to who is running the show. Monica even says so in the last seconds of the episode. It is all Wanda. After kicking Monica out, Wanda repairs the damage she caused, and is ready to act as if nothing is wrong. We then get further proof when Vision walks in and looks just like he did when Thanos killed him. Wanda fixes him and tell him not to worry and that she has everything under control. I mean, did she want to spell it out for us further.
I mean, if my boyfriend died a super violent death, I’m sure I would do all this to spend time with him too. It’s pretty sad if you think about it though. I mean, I don’t know if I would be as would to people who accidentally landed in my pretend world, but that’s just me. I’m still confused about whether or not the others in her world know they are imprisoned. They tried to warn Vision about Geraldine in episode three so I think yes. Then again, the way the S.W.O.R.D. agents were speaking about them makes me thing no. I really don’t know.
Anyways, what did you think of episode 4 of Wandavision? Were you excited to see Monica as Monica? Do the other actors know they are in an alternate reality? What questions do you still want answered? Let me know in the comments!